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UMass to Join MAC for Football, Upgrade to FBS

Apr 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

New England will have a third FBS level football school, joining Boston College and UConn in the highest level of college football. Per MAC sources and reported on the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the MAC and UMass will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday to make the official announcement. The move has been expected for […]

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Umass in Talks with MAC About FBS Upgrade

Nov 30th, 2010 | By | Category: MAC Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Division Upgrades

The change in the conference landscape could be making it’s way to New England. According to reports, UMass and the MAC have had initial discussions in which Umass would upgrade to FBS level football and join the MAC as it’s 14th school. Like the football arrangement the MAC has with Temple, the other UMass sports […]

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Temple to Conference USA?

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News

That’s the rumor du jour. According to reports, Temple and another school will join CUSA for the 2011 season. Tom Dienhart of Rivals.com reported it today, as did a Tulane blog over a week ago. What makes this rumor tough to believe right now is that TCU is the other school to be included. Which […]

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Temple & WKU to MAC Rumors

Mar 22nd, 2010 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

Some rumblings by The Spectrum (Buffalo). But I think they might be basing their reports on something Andy Katz wrote about in 2008, not recently. I think this is the case because in 2008 I wrote a similar blurb based on the same Andy Katz article. There was more talk about expanding the league to 14 […]

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Steinbrecher named new MAC commissioner

Mar 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

“Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher named new commissioner of Mid-American Conference – ESPN: “The Mid-American Conference announced Monday that Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher will replace Rick Chryst as the league commissioner. Steinbrecher spent the past six years as commissioner of the Ohio Valley Conference. Prior to the OVC, he served as commissioner of the Mid-Continent Conference […]

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MAC commissioner Rick Chryst resigns after 10 seasons – ESPN

Jan 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

MAC commissioner Rick Chryst resigns after 10 seasons – ESPN: “Mid-American Conference commissioner Rick Chryst has decided to resign after 10 seasons. Chryst will stay with the conference through the end of his current contract, which ends June 30. ‘I have been privileged to serve an outstanding group of institutions, administrators and student-athletes during a […]

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MAC Expansion Rumblings: Temple & WKU

May 30th, 2008 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment

There is a real possibility of the MAC moving to 14 teams in the very near future. According to college basketball insider Andy Katz of ESPN, the MAC is in discussions to bring in Western Kentucky and Temple for all sports. Read More…

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Western Kentucky / MAC / MVC Talks

Oct 28th, 2005 | By | Category: expansion, Featured News, MAC Expansion & Realignment, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment

Just when you thought the “Western Kentucky to the MAC” talks were over, they come back from the dead. The issue seemed to lose some steam last month, but it appears that the MAC might be ready to extend Western Kentucky a formal invitation. Specifics of the situation are not known, such as setting a […]

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A Look Back at Conference Realignment 2003

Jan 21st, 2004 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, America East Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Big South Expansion & Realignment, Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, Big West Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, Ivy League Expansion & Realignment, MAAC Expansion & Realignment, MAC Expansion & Realignment, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NEC Expansion & Realignment, Northeast Conference Expansion, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment, Patriot League Expansion & Realignment, Pioneer Football League Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment, SWAC Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment, WCC Expansion & Realignment

A Look Back at Conference Realignment 2003 -1/21/04 In the fall of 1999, this site, a unique meeting place for those interested in the topic of NCAA conference realignment was formed for fans from across the country to discuss the potential scenarios of conference realignment. Without any bells and whistles, without even a website domain […]

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The Conference Realignment & Expansion Chronicles

May 12th, 2003 | By | Category: ACC Expansion & Realignment, America East Expansion & Realignment, American Conference Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic 10 Expansion & Realignment, Atlantic Sun Expansion & Realignment, Big 12 Expansion & Realignment, Big East Expansion & Realignment, Big Sky Expansion & Realignment, Big South Expansion & Realignment, Big Ten Expansion & Realignment, Big West Expansion & Realignment, CAA Expansion & Realignment, Conference USA Expansion & Realignment, expansion, Featured News, Great West Expansion & Realignment, Horizon League Expansion & Realignment, Ivy League Expansion & Realignment, MAAC Expansion & Realignment, MAC Expansion & Realignment, MEAC Expansion & Realignment, Missouri Valley Expansion & Realignment, Mountain West Expansion & Realignment, NCAA Conference Expansion & Realignment, NEC Expansion & Realignment, Northeast Conference Expansion, Ohio Valley Conference Expansion, Pac-12 Expansion & Realignment, Patriot League Expansion & Realignment, Pioneer Football League Expansion & Realignment, SEC Expansion & Realignment, SoCon Expansion & Realignment, Southland Expansion & Realignment, Summit League Expansion & Realignment, Sun Belt Expansion & Realignment, SWAC Expansion & Realignment, WAC Expansion & Realignment, WCC Expansion & Realignment

The Conference Realignment & Expansion Chronicles – 5/12/03 -by Matthew Peloquin Over the past few weeks every major publication has included their predictions as to how the recent conference expansion rumors will play out. For the past 3 years, we’ve all participated on the Conference Realignment and Expansion Forum, making it the most popular and regularly […]

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